40 Under 40: Jordan Zimmel
What is your greatest professional accomplishment?
Obtaining my Brokers License.
What is your most notable deal or transaction?
A 100,000 s/f office lease in Metropark for Hatch Mott Macdonald. We represented Hatch Mott Macdonald on the leasing side. It was one of our biggest deals ever.
Who or what has been the strongest influence in your career?
My father and grandfather who I luckily was able to learn the business from.
Tell us how and when you began your career in the profession you are in, about your current position and why you chose it?
I began my career in 2006. My father and grandfather were successful partners who shared a mutual respect for each other’s opinions and passion for the industry. Hearing them talk about buildings, deals, seemed very interesting to me. I wanted to be a part of it from a young age. I was attracted to the intensity and toughness of the business and was up for the challenge.
What is the most unique situation you have faced during your career?
My first sale handling an environmentally contaminated property was a great experience. I presented the building to a client as having investment potential. After due diligence, they bought it, cured the environmental and renovated the building. They gave us the exclusive to list it. We handled the sale of the building. The client made a substantial profit and the building is now an asset to the community, rather than an empty shell. The process of dealing with the environmental companies and seeing what it would take to cure the issue was highly educational.